As we get older, realistic choices for permanent dental replacement, such as dental implants, become increasingly more important. Dental implants are very durable and will last a long time. Looking and feeling remarkably like your natural teeth, dental implants are used to replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. Our Glassboro implant dentist will explain to you how dental implants provide dental replacements that are natural looking as well as completely functional. In addition to being much more cosmetically appealing, implants also feel better than conventional removable bridges. Whether you have one missing tooth or several, our Glassboro implant dentist understands the importance of a full smile and the confidence it encourages. Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your own natural teeth. Barry Ettelson, DDS, PA, and our well-educated staff, have advanced training in state-of-the-art implant dentistry procedures.
Although dental implants are a great alternative to removable bridges, there are some downsides to consider. Depending on the number of implants being done, the procedure can easily be a substantial investment. In order to achieve the best results, extensive use of dental implants can cost tens of thousands of dollars. When having several implants placed, the procedure is also quite time consuming. Our Glassboro implant dentist goes over all the pros and cons and will explain that the process is definitely a surgery. For some patients there are varying degrees of pain, which usually subsides after a few days. In addition to some pain, there is most likely going to be swelling and some bruising, and the crown (the false tooth that is placed on top) will need to be replaced in ten to fifteen years.
Our Glassboro implant dentist will want to make sure you are in good over-all health in order to have the optimum success with dental implants. We will need to know about any pre-existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, or badly controlled diabetes, as well as any prescription drugs that could affect your treatment. We also let all our patients know that any periodontal disease, or related problems, will need to be stabilized before dental implant surgery can be contemplated.